Since the 1990s, every U.S. presidential administration has published a Nuclear Posture Review that explains the rationales behind its nuclear strategy, doctrine, and requested forces. The review envisioned and summarized here explicitly elucidates the dilemmas, uncertainties, and tradeoffs that come with current and possible alternative nuclear policies and forces.
Turkey’s eroding democracy and assertive foreign policy loom large on the international stage. In 2021, the EU and the United States must protect their interests by containing Turkey’s disruptive behavior while maintaining economic and security ties.
Overall, the EU-China Investment Agreement has been oversold and underpowered. Absent a coordinated front among China’s leading trade and investment partners, the agreement is stacked up against immense odds.
As far-right extremists search for their next online home, the deluge of political misinformation might be waning. But will any potential drop in rhetoric and conspiracy theories be permanent?
Germany’s governing Christian Democrats chose Armin Laschet as their new party leader to succeed the long-serving Angela Merkel. He promises to continue Merkel’s legacy and centrist policies.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict interrupted Armenia’s reform movement and restricted civil liberties. To prevent the fragile transition from unraveling further, the EU should step up its engagement and democracy support along three priorities.
How unregulated lending apps preyed on the financial uncertainty of Indians, and what can be done to protect borrowers in the future.
North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have continued despite the pandemic. Pyongyang may accelerate plans to modernize its arsenal to build leverage in case of potential negotiations with the Biden administration.
President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed “Summit for Democracy” is a vital opportunity to reimagine American engagement on democracy issues at home and abroad.
Ten years after its protests sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia remains the lone country in the Middle East to have effectively changed its system of governance. Yet many Tunisians have mixed feelings about how much progress their country has made.
The United States faces far greater dangers at home than abroad. To survive, America must rethink what it means to secure the nation.
In an unexpected constitutional decree, Oman’s new sultan created a crown prince position and reconfigured the powers of the country’s two-chamber assembly. But to create real change, he would have to empower the consultative council to truly represent citizens.
The Kremlin has consistently failed to define its vision of Russia’s future. But what about the Russian public?
To survive its ongoing financial crisis, Lebanon needs a new economic system that addresses massive income inequality. Paired with political and institutional reform, tax reform can help.
Advocates of holding out for a better nuclear deal with Iran deal argue that enhanced economic sanctions will drive Iran to make further concessions. The problem is that Tehran has a greater capacity than Washington to escalate the crisis.
After the end of the INF Treaty, the United States and its Allies in Europe and East Asia face a choice of what to do to enhance security: give arms control another chance or provide the ground for another missile buildup.
For more than seven decades, India’s Constitution has provided a framework for liberal democracy to flourish in one of the world’s most diverse societies. Legal changes and shifts in bureaucratic practices, however, have undermined the rule of law, equal citizenship, checks and balances, and democratic accountability.
Cybersecurity experts are still assessing the Solar Winds hack and recent penetrations into government and corporate information systems around the world.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office with a series of pending arms control policy decisions to make.
On January 6, the laws, institutions, and norms that limit presidential power in the United States were stress tested.